Openness brings great benefits to all involved, as well as some unique dilemmas. Addressing them requires flexibility, sensitivity to the birth family, and confidence in yourself as parents. Consult this guide to learn how to make it work for your family.
Our country is far from a “post-racial” society, despite what many would have you believe. For your transracially adopted child to grow up feeling supported and safe, you must be able to call out racism and stand up against injustice. Here’s how to start.
The innovative Therapeutic Writing program is helping adoptive parents explore the many complex emotions that can accompany infertility and adoption. Learn how it works, and find some writing exercises to try on your own.
A mother and daughter used a fictional character to talk about race, identity, and the realities of adoption—and found they’d written the children’s book Paloma the Possible.
When her son’s birth mother died, this mom decided it was time to open their closed foster adoption and meet his other family…even if that meant crashing a wake.
One adoptive parent wonders, why should belief in a higher being matter when it comes to fitness to adopt or parenting skills?
“Our son’s birth mother chose us when making the painful decision—raise a child or finish high school. Now she’d invited us to her graduation. So, no matter how difficult the trip, we vowed to be there.”
Each year, Adoptive Families polls newly formed adoptive families across the country. Here are the average expenses and timelines reported by more than 1,300 families who completed adoptions in 2013 or 2014.
An adoption medicine expert explains how to encourage kids to try new foods, while letting them feel safe at the dinner table.